Want to keep your pool sparkly and clean?
Here are a few tips and tricks to keeping your pool looking amazing:
All pools require cleaning to remove the leaves, dirt, and other gross things that they collect. The kind of cleaner you need will depend on:
- the type of pool – in-ground or above-ground
- the size of your pool
- the amount and type of leaves it collects
- the filtration system and plumbing you have
- your budget.
There's a wide range of kits on the market you can use to test your pool water. A basic 'four-in-one' test is a good starting point. This kit tests chlorine levels, total alkalinity, and pH, as well as the level of acid needed to rebalance the pH. Alternatively, you can now buy electronic testers, which will analyse a disposable strip that you dip in your pool. These strip readers tend to cost more.
As well as sanitisation, you also need to chemically balance your pool water. The chemical balance of your pool is made up of:
pH (acidity/alkalinity level): 68%
total alkalinity (TA): 16%
calcium hardness: 16%
You should monitor your chlorine and pH levels at least once a week, or every day if your pool is in high use. Total alkalinity and calcium hardness levels can be monitored less frequently.
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